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Asian Sesame Rice

Asian Sesame RiceServe this delicious rice sidedish with a variety of meats and meal types.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
2 carrots, cut into julienned strips
1 cup fresh snow peas, cut diagonally in half
4 green onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups cooked rice*
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted**

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, mustard, honey, cilantro, salt and pepper in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add carrots, peas, onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender. Add rice and soy sauce mixture. Stir until well blended; heat thoroughly. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Makes 6 servings.

*According to the USA Rice Federation, 1 cup uncooked long grain rice cooked in 2 cups liquid for 18 to 20 minutes will yield approximately 3 to 4 cups cooked rice.

**To toast sesame seeds, place in small skillet. Cook over medium-high heat 1 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring constantly.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of USA Rice Federation.